Curiosity Daily Podcast: Real vs. Fake Laughter Test, Little-Know Perfectionist Signs, and Scientific Field Expeditions

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

July 27, 2018

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